Disk Utility errors

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by josepht, Jan 8, 2005.

  1. josepht macrumors member

    josepht

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    #1
    I've been trying to make an image of my hard drive so I can burn it to a CD or a DVD. I want to do a sparse image. When I do it, I always get errors. Usually something stating the disk is in use. I even get similar errors when I boot from my Panther CD and try to use that Disk Utility. What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks!
     
  2. yippy macrumors 68020

    yippy

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    #2
    You have to save the disk image to another drive other than the one your are making an image of. You can't copy something onto itself. In other words, you need a second hard drive or another partician to save to.
     
  3. josepht thread starter macrumors member

    josepht

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    That's what I was afraid of. I guess I could save the image to an iPod and then burn it to a DVD.
     

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